What is ELTA?
ELTA (English Language Teachers' Association) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation affiliated to IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language).
ELTA brings together teachers of English language at all educational levels, representatives of schools and institutions interested in the development of the profession, as well as students of English.
ELTA, the largest national English language teachers' association, was founded in 2003 by merging of two, at the time, biggest teachers' associations ELTAB (English Language Teachers' Association of Belgrade) and YELTA (Yugoslav English language Teachers' Association). We thought we stood a better chance of accomplishing our mission if we united our expertise, effort and energy.
What is ELTA all about?
Our association strives for creating a solid and resourceful network of teaching professionals aiming at highest standards in this field. Cooperation and exchange of ideas, information, experience and resources cannot only bring about professional growth and recognition, but also establish unbreakable bonds of respect and trust among teachers and teachers to be.
Why join ELTA?
Because by joining ELTA you join teachers, students, lecturers, teacher trainers, academic managers, researchers, institutions who realise the value and significance of the noble teaching vocation.
And because you get:
attendance to various seminars and workshops - no admission fee for most
free membership in one Special Interest Group - SIG
access to all relevant information in the region
a free copy of quarterly magazine MELT
discount at the annual ELTA IETEFL Conference
free presentation skills training
an opportunity to give a workshop at the British Council
attendance to various conferences in the region as a speaker - part or all cost covered
attendance to US and TESOL conferences as a speaker - part or all cost covered
professional development recognised by MoE
to share your best practices with colleagues by sending an article for the e-newsletter
an opportunity as a newly qualified teacher to visit UK under most favourable conditions via YETI programme (Young English Teachers Initiative)
Find out more about our membership scheme in Membership section.
How is ELTA organised?
ELTA core team consists of President, Vice-President and Secretary. ELTA Board comprises the core team and a number of elected members who meet up quarterly. On a yet wider scale Regional Coordinators (Milena Zečević and Sanja Čonjagić for Mačva region) www.elta.org.yu/serbia_networking.html give a final touch to the networking story by organising regional ELTA activities. The Annual General Meeting of ELTA takes place during the Annual Conference.
Where is ELTA office?
ELTA office is situated at Nemanjina 28, Belgrade and is run by an appointed Secretary assisted by the Board.
Our regional activities
http://www.premiercentar.com/pages/aktivnosti-elta-e.html (in Serbian)